BEST SELLER Periodontal Maintenance: Stay on Top of Gum Disease Produced in cooperation with the American Academy of Periodontology, this brochure explains that periodic periodontal maintenance appointments are different from regular cleanings. Help patients understand: Periodontal disease doesn’t always go away after one treatment Periodontal maintenance is necessary to help keep gums healthy and allow them to heal from gum disease Regular periodontal cleanings reduce bacteria and help pockets shrink LANGUAGES AVAILABLE W26320 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W29820 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! DAB037 Periodontal Periodontal Maintenance: Stay on Top of Gum Disease Periodic periodontal cleanings help you stay on top of gum disease If you have periodontal (perry-o-DONtal) disease (also called gum disease), you may already have had a special deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. You also may have had periodontal surgery. The periodic cleanings recommended after these treatments are called periodontal maintenance therapy. The purpose of these cleanings is to help you keep your gums healthy and make sure that periodontal disease does not get worse. Periodontal probe of healthy gums. Periodontal probe showing a pocket forming between the tooth root and the gums. 6mm Oral irrigation keeps your pockets clean after scaling and root planing. Image ©Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 9 0 0 0 0 my on nance your e plan Your periodontal disease won’t go away on its own Once your periodontal disease is brought under control, it is very important that you get dental care on a regular basis. Cleaning your mouth every day at home is critical, but it’s not enough on its own to keep your gum disease under control. Professional dental care is needed to help control gum disease. Periodontal maintenance involves a cleaning that goes deeper below the gumline than a regular dental cleaning. You need deeper cleanings because spaces have formed between your teeth and gums. These spaces are called periodontal pockets. Bacteria collects in these pockets and eventually the bone that supports the teeth may be destroyed. The deeper the pocket, the worse your gum disease may be. Periodontal maintenance helps to keep pockets from getting deeper, allowing your gums to heal. If the bacteria continue to grow, your gums can become red, puffy, swollen and no longer tightly hug your teeth. This can also create bone loss, which causes your teeth to become loose or fall out. With periodic maintenance, the amount of plaque bacteria is lowered. Then, the inflammation can get better, pockets can shrink and your gums can become healthier. Once gums are healthy, periodic cleanings can help keep them free from infection. Your dentist may also recommend and use medicines to help lower the periodontal bacteria in your mouth. The medicine could be a pill, a special mouthrinse or a medication that your dentist places right into the pocket after you have a deep cleaning. STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2–9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Your gum disease treatment will depend on several factors, including your personal health history and the stage of your gum disease. The first step in treating gum disease usually involves scaling and root planing. This treatment may be done over more than one visit, depending on your diagnosis. Scaling: Your dentist or hygienist removes plaque and tartar down to the bottom of each pocket. Root Planing: Then, the root surfaces of your teeth are smoothed, or “planed,” to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the teeth. Your dentist may recommend certain medicines to help control infection and discomfort or to aid healing. After your treatment, your dentist may give you medicine in the form of pills, a mouth rinse or medicated material placed directly into the pocket to help control infection. This patient has pockets of 8 mm, which is a sign of gum disease. Signs of gum disease, such as deep pockets, can be difficult to notice on your own. al howing a ween the gums. Scaling and Root Planing Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root planing smoothes the tooth root and helps the gums re-attach to the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar down to the root of the tooth. Image © Elsevier. All rights reserved. Scaling and root planing is not the same as a regular cleaning! This treatment is a deeper cleaning that focuses on getting your infection and inflammation under control. Be sure to follow all of the recommendations of your dentist, or your gum disease could get worse. Tobacco use in any form makes gum disease worse. This includes smoking, vaping, chewing or dipping all of which can cause problems for your healing process and make it harder for your gum disease to improve. Talk with your dentist or physician about ways to quit. During Your Treatment called p the teeth ters r the m to ms and kets se. ck your can be d y send t) of After Your Treatment You will have a follow-up visit with your dentist You will need to schedule another dental visit within a few weeks or months after your scaling and root planing treatment has been completed. At this visit, your dentist or hygienist will check your gums to see how they have healed. They will measure the periodontal pockets again. Scaling and root planing may be only a first step in periodontal treatment. Once your periodontal treatment is complete, your dentist may recommend that you have more frequent checkups and cleanings. This is to help keep your gums as healthy as possible. Regular dental visits and maintenance care are important to keep your gum disease under control. Depending on your personal case, your appointments may alternate between your general dentist and your periodontist. Keep up with your oral hygiene at home! Taking good care of your teeth and gums at home also is very important to help keep gum disease from getting worse or from coming back. Daily home cleaning disrupts plaque and reduces tartar buildup. Brush your teeth two times a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride (FLOOR-eyed). Clean between your teeth with floss or another between-the-teeth cleaner once a day. You don’t have to lose teeth to gum disease! Brush, clean between your teeth, eat a healthy diet and visit your dentist regularly for a lifetime of healthy smiles. BEST SELLER Scaling and Root Planing: A Treatment for Gum Disease Show patients how scaling and root planing is different from a regular dental cleaning with this best-selling gum disease treatment brochure. This brochure: Details what causes gum disease and illustrates how it is identified through x-rays and periodontal probes Explains the dangers of deep pockets and discusses the steps involved in treatment Includes information on follow up care and suggestions for preventing future issues LANGUAGES AVAILABLE W613 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W299 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! DAB034 Scaling and Root Planing A Treatment for Gum Disease Periodontal Pricing for Brochures PATIENT EDUCATION PERIODONTAL DISEASE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 53
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